THE OTHER BILL BRADLEY
Keep an eye on Bill Bradley—not the former Princeton basketball All-America, but the University of Texas freshman quarterback who seems to do everything well. The boy who turned down a rich baseball bonus to play football under Coach Darrell Royal accompanied the Texas freshman track team to Houston for a quadrangular meet. He went along just for the bus ride but was a last-minute entry in the field events. What happened came as no surprise to Bradley's fans. He cleared 12 feet for second place in the pole vault, took second in the broad jump with a leap of 22 feet one inch and high-jumped 6 feet for fourth place in that event.
THE FAN DU JOUR
No matter that the Cincinnati Reds are not unanimous favorites to finish first in the National League. Let's hear it for Louis (Duke) Bodkin, a candidate for dogged fan of the season.
Duke was so carried away when the Reds won the pennant back in 1961 that he dropped the price of bean soup from 20� to a nickel a bowl at his Rock Bar Cafe in Ludlow, Ky. He would keep the price at a nickel, vowed Duke, until the Reds won another flag.
Duke and Cincinnati are still waiting. This may be the year, though. As an added offering to the gods of baseball, Bodkin promises to slash the price to 3� a bowl if the 1966 pennant flies in Cincy. He is clinging to at least one thin thread of business reality: the customers would have to bring their own crackers.
DASH FOR CASH
While it is true that mere money in vulgar quantities does not confer distinction upon a horse race, breed improvers will no doubt want to take note of the fact that Ruidoso Downs near Roswell, N. Mex. may offer a purse of half a million dollars for its All American Quarter Horse Futurity on Labor Day. The race is at 400 yards and lasts only about 20 seconds, which means that the run could be made at the rate of $1,250 a yard, $25,000 a second.
THE BEAUTY PART
Mrs. Lyndon Johnson and all other Americans concerned with scenic beauty will be glad to hear that New Mexico folks are with it.
An Albuquerque citizen recently stopped in an office in the state capitol in Santa Fe to ask for the location of the Governor's Committee to Keep New Mexico Beautiful. A very helpful receptionist searched the directory and gave him an address. It turned out to be the office of the State Cosmetology Board.